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Any good resources on making a terminal emulator for fun?

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@0xbiel i imagine it would be “just” opening up a network socket

riptutorial.com/posix/example/

and then interpreting the resulting bytestream according to what terminal you want to emulate. the popular choice is vt100, but later terminal types included things like vector graphics, and even things resembling html forms and submissions, and interactive client side scripts.

the protocols are all just ascii until they aren’t; so interpreting as plain ascii is your baseline- including CC0

@0xbiel or, like i wanna do, you could invent your own ANSI extensions

@x I wanted something cross platform, ST uses X...

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